Thursday, July 30, 2009

Throwing Glamour Into Your Everday Life

I love the idea of wearing red lipstick and drinking coffee. There's no rhyme or reason, I just love red lipstick and it instantly makes me feel glamorous, even if I am just sitting at home reading the paper. Maybe I feel so wonderful because I pretend that I look similar to Eva Green as Vesper in Casino Royale.

I sometimes run into the problem of red lipsticks appearing pink on my lips. If you have the same problem, try adding a lip pencil under the lipstick (my favorite is NARS)…the color stays on sooo much better. Also, I personally do not enjoy a glossy red, I prefer the more matte variety.

Why is it that red lipstick is so glamorous? Maybe a nod to old Hollywood à la Rita Hayworth….

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Taking on the World.

I define my personal style simply as ‘laid-back glamour’. But, I should also note that description is always changing and in constant transformation. This is what I enjoy most about my style; it is constantly changing and growing with me. Every city I live in, every job I take on affects and alters my style, so that I never get bored. I love being inspired by the world around me. Views from a hike in my current city...loving la.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Making Style Your Own

Style is a tremendously difficult word to define and can only be defined by oneself. It is not the latest fad or trend to hit the market. It is simply what you like.

While wine tasting in Napa, California, one of the kind vintners imparted this wisdom on me: “It doesn’t matter if the wine is $10 a bottle or $300, it doesn’t matter what year and harvest the grape is, the important question is…do you like it?”

I look at fashion the same way - it is not about what’s trendy, how much it costs or who designed it…the most important question is do you like it? Once you start answering only to yourself then you can begin developing your style, which takes a great deal of time because you must experiment A LOT!

Confidence and one’s self-assurance are the keys to personal style. Style needs no one’s approval but your own! (cheesy I know, but sometimes we need that little reminder)

Check back with me for inspiration and my latest takes on style!